Cost of Living - Utilities

Utilities
Last Updated 11 July 2024

Energy Costs

Everyone in the UK is aware of soaring energy costs and under current proposals at time of writing, prices will rise in October 2022 and there is a cap on unit price (not a £2,500 cap as some individuals and organisations bills will be more than £2,500).

The first link, is about Government scheme to provide energy bill relief to organisations, including charities. It helps ease bills between October 2022 and March 2023.

The second link introduces methods to keep these costs down, for example switching to LED light bulbs from Halogen light bulbs will save you money. For more saving tips, click on the link.

The final link is fantastic work completed by Charity Excellence Framework, who are also looking into helping charities with information to save on bills, there are some excellent tips and advice in the article.
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Water Costs

With drought conditions in the South East (and the rest of the country this summer), it is more important than ever to conserve water. There is an upside to conserving water as it will save you costs, click on the link to see how your organisation could save money.Weblink
Phone and Broadband CostsCommunication is a key part to any organisation and during the cost of living crisis it will be more vital than ever that charities can communicate with service users and with other VCS organisations. The first article focuses on broadband saving (with some TV information – handy for personal use at home) and the second one focuses on phone bill saving.Weblink

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